It is truly amazing what a transformation takes place when a mural is added to a boring wall.
On the rare occasions when I travel, I put my little dog, Toffee, into kennels. The facilities for the dogs are great and no expense was spared when they were built. The owner of the kennel used to be a RSPCA inspector so his standards were always high. The kennels were sited near our small local airport. As the airport got busier and the planes got bigger, it became necessary to extend the runway. As the kennels were right in the way the owner was made a very generous offer to move.
This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for him to build a state of the art facility. He travelled the country researching the best kennels and what they offered. he then had his new kennels built to the highest standards. Each kennel has its own little exercise area. There is underfloor heating. The walls and floors are finished in hospital quality anti bacterial finishes that can be easily washed down. There are open fields behind with country walks, and enclosed exercise areas for play. There is even an agility course and grooming salon!
Altogether, this makes for a beautiful environment for the lucky pets who spend any time there. The staff are also first rate. They treat every visiting dog as if it were their own and give lots of love, care and attention as well as exercise.
However, the outside walls, which faced the carpark, were a bit boring to say the least. But on a recent visit, I was delighted to see murals by a local artist had been painted on the outside walls.
One was based on the film 101 Dalmations. The other reminds me of the stage musical, Cats.
I absolutely love them. I took my puppy-loving granddaughter along to see them and she loved them too. They have even continued the theme along the fences with puppies here and there. It is adorable. Enjoy my photos of this very special place.